Conversational Cuts on Exploring the Intersections between Post-Growth Planning and Temporary Urbanism. Insights following our international panel discussion in August 2019.
By Robin A. Chang, 23 October, 2019
Questions at Boundaries and during Uncertainty: A Post-Growth Context
What happens when we reach the boundaries of growth? Do we suddenly confront restrictions and drastic change that are inevitable? Or do we meet these edges with a different way of thinking and also alternative meanings and intentions for growth? Could these alternative meanings help us to live patterns that do not circle our own egos and fears? Could they help us to craft cultures and practices that are thoughtful and curious? Above all, how can we aim for a respectful growth that expands in quality as opposed to quantity? This struggle lies at the heart of a concept that was been recently recognized in the German urban and regional planning discourse, and bodies such as the Academy for Spatial Research and Planning (ARL).